WELCOME TO MIRUBBER.COM!
Welcome to MIRubber.com, the home of the
Mr. International Rubber Contest!
Your MIR17 is Andy "CosmicRoo" Coatham
Congratulations to 2nd runner up Introuble, 1st runner up Jesse, and MIR17 Andy "CosmicRoo" Coatham. All our contestants did an amazing job this weekend!
If you would like to have Andy attend your event or weekend, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andy's current travel schedule includes:
March 22 - CLAW Across the Border
April 19 - Mr. American Rubber
New York City, NY
April 24-27 - Mr. New England Rubber Weekend
May 23-25 - International Mr. Leather
June 22-29 - World Pride
August 2-10 - Toronto Leather Pride Week
Aug 14-17 - Capital Pride
Aug 28-31 - Fan Expo
Oct 10-12 - Black & Blue
Oct 30-Nov 4 - MIR 18
Please explore our website which contains detailed information that will help you plan your visit to Chicago for Mr. International Rubber (MIR) weekend! Our Contest is just one big excuse for kinky rubber guys from around the world to get together, meet like-minded fetish guys, and have fun! To help promote the rubber community, we provide frequent updates on our event as well as other rubber/kink related news and events happening around the world via several sources. Consider subscribing to our monthly email newsletter, follow us on Facebook, follow us on twitter or visit our press center. As always, you can email us if you have specific questions. Visit our contact page to help direct your email to the appropriate contact person.
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So Who Puts Together Mr. International Rubber?
MIR is an entirely volunteer based organization. MIR is planned and executed by a staff of dedicated un-paid volunteers who donate hundreds of hours of their time and effort year round to ensure that the annual event runs smoothly and ensure that all aspects of the weekend are executed seamlessly. In addition to the dedicated volunteer leadership, dozens of individuals volunteer a portion of their weekend to staff the event in exchange for reduced or free weekend packages on the weekend of the event. These volunteers get the opportunity to meet all the wonderful kinky guys who attend MIR from around the world. To volunteer for the weekend contact our volunteer coordinator
. If you have a talent that may be of service to the volunteer leadership and year-long planning process, email the weekend coordinator and include a resume of your applicable skills and experience.
But Who Owns MIR?
MIR is a self-funded organization which is not a money-making venture. The Mr. International Rubber Contest and Weekend are owned by MIR Contest LLC, an independent corporation designed to enable the weekend to stand on its own, independent of any venue or sponsoring organizations. The two principals of the corporation front their own funds throughout the year in preparation for the annual event. All proceeds from the event are reinvested in the event itself or donated to a charitable organization. In the two years of its existence, MIR Contest, LLC has donated approximately $5,000 to the Center on Halsted, our venue partner and the gracious hosts for our annual event. The two principals of the event have both taken personal financial losses each year to ensure that the organization makes charitable contributions a core component of the event.
So Why A Contest?
The Mister International Rubber contest has a 15 year history under its boots. The contest is the centerpiece of the weekend and acts as the catalyst to gather like-minded fetishists in one city for one special rubbery weekend of fun. If you have never attended our contest you are missing out on the fun. Speeches are a rarity from our contest stage. Our contest categories are designed as lighthearted and fun entertainment pieces. We do not expect our winner or our contestants to end world hunger in their rubber gear. We do expect our contestants to hold your attention and entertain you during their time on stage while representing the larger gay men's rubber community in a variety of settings and situations after the contst. Rubber gear is sexy, erotic and fun. We promise you something sexy, something erotic, and a whole lot of fun during our contest. You will laugh. You will be entertained. And you will be glad you attended our contest. You have our word on that.
What Makes Your Weekend Different From Other Events?
While we take the production and planning of our weekend very seriously, we strive to ensure that each and every event at Mr. International Rubber is fun and allows you the opportunity to expand your circle of kinky friends. Our weekend is all about providing an opportunity for rubber men of all ages and experience levels to get together, meet new people, explore new adventures and most of all - to have fun. Additionally, attendees at our contest events have the opportunity to win fetish related prizes just by attending the event. Our sponsors are the best and they provide numerous free giveaways throughout the weekend. Free prizes from cockrings to a full catsuit are just some of the surprises that have been given away to some of our lucky attendees in previous years! But most importantly, our goal is to create opportunities for you to meet new people at multiple points during the weekend. We guarantee that you will meet someone new at MIR. It’s inevitable!
How Has MIR Grown The International Rubber Community?
Our past titleholders and contestants have each made their contribution to the growth of the rubber community on their own individual levels. Many have hosted events in their own community. Others have created their own local or regional clubs, and several have started their own feeder contests to help support Mr. International Rubber. Over the 15 years that Mr. International Rubber has existed, we have seen a significant growth in the rubber community and clubs that support the rubber community. The majority of those rubber specific clubs have a direct connection to the Mr. International Rubber contest and organization. Visit out preliminary contests page
to see the numerous events and organizations that have been created the past 15 years and help support the rubber community through their involvement with MIR.
Why Hold Your Events At The Center On Halsted And Not A Bar?
The Center on Halsted is the LGBTQ Center for the City of Chicago. For almost 13 years MIR was held exclusively in a single, small, dark, fetish related bar. 72 hours, each year, for 13 years, in the same small dark bar. It was good while it lasted, but it created logistical issues and greatly limited the growth of the event. At the Center on Halsted, Mr. International Rubber is given free reign of the entire third floor of the building including a gymnasium; art gallery; locker room; outdoor patio space; black box theater complete with a full suite of lighting, sound and audio-visual equipment; dressing rooms for contestants and entertainers; and lobby/pre-function space. Additionally, meetings rooms on the second floor serve both contestant interviews and host kink and fetish related workshops throughout the weekend. Finally, the first floor features a Whole Foods Market providing organic and healthy foods to keep you powered and fed throughout the entire weekend. Come explore the Center on Halsted, during MIR or any time of the year and discover an LGBTQ organization that truly understands that we are all in this together!
Why Are There No Bar Events On Your Official Schedule?
To engage the entire Chicago community in the support of Mr. International Rubber, we do not partner with any specific local bar as an event sponsor, nor do we promote any individual bars or bar events as part of our official schedule. In the end, we believe it is up to each bar to create and market their own rubber or fetish related event to attract MIR attendees. Approximately one month prior to the event we begin assembling our un-official schedule, which we post on our website and lists all of the bar events that might be of interest to MIR attendees, and each year there are numerous after hours events to choose from. You have our word that our contest will end between 11:00 and 11:30 pm each evening so that you can experience the best that Chicago kink nightlife has to offer.